Vegetarian Delights of NYC: The Clean Slate at Saltie


The “clean slate” at Saltie is one of the few sandwiches not made with focaccia.

Saltie is a new sandwich shop (mainly carryout but with some counter seating) that seeks to redefine what a sandwich is. Above is the “clean slate,” a vegetarian sandwich made with a homemade naan, which has a crisp surface and spongy interior.

The sandwich filling is piled on top of the pita, and includes hummus, quinoa, sweet piccalilli relish, yogurt sauce, and–in the example shown–also baby arugula and curly leaf parsley. The sandwich is ultra-satisfying, with lots of contrasting zingy flavors.

Other vegetarian sandwiches at the current time include the “Spanish Armada” (potato tortilla with pimento aioli on focaccia) and “curried rabbit” (curried cheddar, Branson pickle, melted on rye). There are also a wealth of baked goods and several ice creams. The mint iced tea is not to be missed. 378 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-387-4777

See other Fork in the Road Saltie coverage below:

The ship’s biscuit

Saltie’s opening

The run-up

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